Heady-Hardy Funeral Home

7710 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY


Charles Wade Kaufman

April 23, 1936February 4, 2020

Charles Wade Kaufman, 83, of Louisville, KY passed away peacefully on February 4, 2020.

Charlie was born on April 23, 1936 in Louisville, KY, he was the son of Mamie Raggard Kaufman and Ben H. Kaufman. He was a graduate of Valley High School.

Charlie served in the United States Army in Korea, and was retired from Ford Motor Company. He married his high school sweetheart Dolores Terry, they had 62 wonderful years of marriage together. Charlie and Dolores were longtime members of Beechland Baptist Church.

He was an avid HAM-radio operator, golfer, UK basketball fan and loved to travel. Most of all, he enjoyed being with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Leonard Kaufman and James C. Kaufman, and sister, Mary Belle Tabor.

He is survived by his loving wife and caregiver Dolores, daughters; Lisa Singerman (John), and Vicki Crowner (Mark), his grandchildren; John Crowner, Anne Crowner, Andrew Singerman, Chris Singerman (Cate), Kevin Singerman (Alyssa) and his great-grandchildren Cole and Cooper Singerman.

The family would like to thank the sweet caregivers at O’Daniel House at Masonic Home and the Hosparus team for all of their work this past month.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 10th from noon until 2:00 pm at Heady-Hardy Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Hwy, with service to follow at 2:00 pm. Burial will be at Louisville Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus Health or the Parkinson’s Foundation.



  • Visitation Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020


  • Interment


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Geoff Weale

February 10, 2020

Some wonderful memories of Charlie over the years, many Amateur Radio conversations, dating back to the early 1990's. Memories of visiting Louisville, staying with Charlie and Sissy - their wonderful hospitality, their visit to the UK and staying with us, in Kidderminster.
Sincere condolences to Sissy and family, Charlie was a good man, a very good friend and will be much missed.
RIP dear friend.
73's and 88's Geoff G4ACS

Fred Skinner

February 9, 2020

Sincere condolences to Sissy and family
From long time Amateur Radio Friends Fred G0EHQ and wife Ann G0BIR. Met once in the UK. Always remembered with fondest memories RIP


February 7, 2020

Charlie was an extremely kind man and always had a smile. May God watch over Dolores and his family.

David Martin

February 7, 2020

We knew Charlie for many years and talked with him countless times. I would see him at all the ham radio fests. He was a good man and I was glad to call him a friend. He will be missed.

May he enjoy his eternal reward with his master Jesus Christ!

David and Mary Martin

Deb McKinley

February 7, 2020

My favorite memory is spending an evening during the Christmas holidays with Delores and Charlie!
What a good time we would have with them and my friends from Bacon's.
My prayers are with you.